Islanders bring road losing streak into matchup with the Canucks

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Monday, January 2, 2023

New York Islanders (21-14-2, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (16-17-3, sixth in the Pacific Division)

Vancouver, British Columbia; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders visit the Vancouver Canucks looking to break a three-game road slide.

Vancouver has a 16-17-3 record overall and a 7-9-1 record in home games. The Canucks have a -15 scoring differential, with 122 total goals scored and 137 allowed.

New York has gone 9-9-2 on the road and 21-14-2 overall. The Islanders have a +21 scoring differential, with 119 total goals scored and 98 allowed.

Tuesday's game is the first time these teams meet this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bo Horvat has 26 goals and 14 assists for the Canucks. Elias Pettersson has five goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.

Zach Parise has scored 11 goals with six assists for the Islanders. Mathew Barzal has six goals and one assist over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 5-5-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

Islanders: 4-4-2, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

INJURIES: Canucks: Thatcher Demko: out (lower-body), Travis Dermott: out (concussion), Tanner Pearson: out (hand), Tucker Poolman: out (undisclosed).

Islanders: Simon Holmstrom: out (knee), Adam Pelech: out (upper body), Semyon Varlamov: out (lower body), Kyle Palmieri: out (upper body), Cal Clutterbuck: out (upper body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.